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London rapper and producer Apex Zero released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October.

It received many plaudits for addressing a wide range of political and social aspects, the production and also the powerful delivery which has become a recognized signature for the young MC.

A wide range of UK and international press covered the release via reviews and features, and the latest to show recognition is the renowned online Rap Reviews. Check out what they had to say HERE

Apex is also of course a member of the city’s hip hop duo First and Last, and they are currently spending 2014 putting together a new album and also fixing up live shows around Europe. As the album launch party in December demonstrated, the reputation for always putting on an energetic and lively performance has been well merited.

They are now taking bookings, and all requests can be addressed to Apex over at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk or of course just drop him a message over at his twitter page @ApexZero00

The album can be bought from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

Any further media enquiries about Apex Zero, or booking requests which we will forward on to him can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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In the lead up to the release of his debut solo album, London’s hip hop rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Flavour is a well established magazine covering a broad spectrum of urban culture whether music, news, general entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, movies and events. The album Reality Provoking Liberation, which releases on 28th October, has made a major impression with media for the range of political and social issues addressed by the Emcee, and the powerful lyricism with which they’re delivered. So the magazine’s contributor Delphina Scott was sent along to find out more about what makes the man tick

Read what he had to say HERE

There will be much more press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead, and you’ll be able to hear him live on Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8pm (GMT), and on Bang FM, Tuesday 29th October from 10pm (GMT).

Meanwhile, check out a couple of his singles from his album

A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient & Invincible Armour

Any press or media with further inquiries about the album, or dj’s requiring clean radio edit mp3’s of the singles should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile keep up to date with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and via his site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and look out for confirmation of his re-arranged album launch event in London being announced in the next couple of days. You can also follow the magazine on twitter @FlavourMag and connect with Delphina at @RawBlueCheese

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London’s Apex Zero releases his new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October.

It’s a fiery mix of driving hip hop beats, in the main produced by himself, and powerful delivery, lyricism and wordplay covering a wide range of political and socially aware subjects

The UK’s national multi genre music publication Clash Magazine includes a monthly Rapture & Verse column written by Matt Oliver. It’s a snapshot of the key news & releases over the past 4 weeks, and this month’s edition includes the Kendrick verse on Big Sean’s Control, the new Eminem Album produced by Dre & Rick Rubin, news on Doom, Madlib, Bishop Nehru, Black Milk, Dr Zygote, Jehst, Blaq Poet, Pusha-T, Akir, J-Zone, The Dopplegangaz, Abstract Butta Fingas and a lot more.

Also included is news of Apex Zero and his new album :

Almost anticipating the bitterness of winter is London’s Apex Zero, with ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’ announcing itself as a society-hardened, Stig-sounding grinder, slogging where tracks mourn and gaining strength through pain. F-the-world renegades in training, this is your opus, whether you want distorted realities ironed out or need help binning a bad day.

The column’s always a good read, see it all HERE

Soon to announce an album launch night in London in November, check out a couple of his most recent releases, the single A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz, and his new freestyle joint “The World We Exist In” which was premiered by HHK Mag to coincide with his new interview for them

A MEETING OF THE CONTINENTS ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


THE WORLD WE EXIST IN

Keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and get more updates from the magazine @Clash_Music

Media, press and radio requests and inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Los Angeles Cali, Greensboro NC & Camden NJ….theyve all been or are home to hip hop veteran Emcee ethemadassassin who has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” today

Starting out in the rap battle scene during what’s often referred to as the Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s, E’s music has always reflected his life in an open an honest way. Growing up in tough times, he got educated, travelled and developed both personally and musically.

The current album is a snapshot autobiography reflecting back on the early days and updating on the here& now. Tracks such as “80’s & 90’s” and “Can’t Get Enough” have that classic soul and era vibe, whereas he lets loose with his renowned verbal assaults over the rockier joints like “Elements”, “Sparta” and “Fight Music”. The skills are in full effect on “Tiger Blade” and many props have been afforded to the deep sentiment portrayed in “Letter To Mommy”

He describes the album as just “the latest chapter in my book of life“, but this album is full of true street stories – he’s lived and seen it, there’s no fantasy rap goin on here

He took time out recently to speak with Chase March from The Word is Bond’s Rap Radio Hour. Hear the entire audio interview online HERE

You can check out all the tracks and buy the album on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-on-fire/id685226091

As a taster, check out the videos for What It’s Supposed to Be produced by Kyo Itachi, Can’t Get Enough and the single 80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

You can also follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the guys at the magazine @ChaseMarch & @TheWordisBond Thanks also to Teckzilla for his help on that feature.

Any further media & press inquiries about ethemadassassin can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

It’s a brilliant album in the best traditions of classic rap & hip hop. Check it out & support

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London’s DJ Elma has a “Kick This” series on Youtube where she’s interviewed artists such as The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Genesis Elijah, Dublin’s Workin Class Records and many more

In late August, she met up with west London hip hop artist Apex Zero in Brixton to speak on his music, new album Reality Provoking Liberation and his various political views which form much of the subject matter for the album

As a student of African history, African-American figures such as Malcolm X & Huey Newton and politics, not surprisingly in this interview he outlines his views on corruption, social cohesion, oppression, justice, war, peace, the political systems at home and overseas and much more. It was his introduction to legendary hip hop artists such as Immortal Technique, Nas, Dead Prez, Tupac & Wu Tang which motivated the young man to study more, and it has come full circle as he now portrays his views as an Emcee.

Whether you agree or disagree with his points of view, he articulates his thoughts well whether in the form of his rhymes or in the setting of an interview, something which has been commented upon by various members of the media to date

Check the full interview on Youtube

The album releases on 28th October. There have already been several video & single releases from it, including Chaotic Revolt and A Meeting of the Continents featuring Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

CHAOTIC REVOLT

A MEETING OF THE CONTINENTS

Look out for much more news & coverage of this release over the coming months, including plans for a launch night in London in November

You can follow him on twitter @ApexZero00

Any media, press or dj inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Apex Zero, one half of First and Last who describes his style as “neo-hardcore tru skool hip hop” came up through the city’s live scene, notably the End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events.

It’s only in recent years he’s turned his focus on the recording side, initially as part of First and Last and then releasing his mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening” in 2012 ahead of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” which releases on 28th October 2013.

This young emcee and producer has taken his time to study renowned figures in music and public life. With eclectic listening tastes that range from John Coltrane to Rage Against the Machine to Motown, he has been influenced by the lyricism of Tupac, Wu Tang, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Nas and fellow British artists Skinnyman, Klashnekoff. With a personal interest in figures such as Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey & Huey Newton, and having studied socialist philosophy, politics and African history, his style is comparable to contemporaries such as Lowkey, Triple Darkness, Melanin 9 and Akala

American online magazine Soundparlor took time out recently to speak with Apex Zero about his early days & influences, his goals and challenges he faces and his new album

The feature acts as an excellent insight into the key inspirations for this young artist, the mindset and thought process behind his music with some surprising twists & turns added into the mix. Read the whole interview HERE

Apex Zero will be premiering his new single “A Meeting of the Continents” on US online The Rap Up on Tuesday 27th August, and the track features Hasan Salaam and the newest member of London’s Triple Darkness crew, Iron Braydz.

From the album, he has already released several videos, most recently “Chaotic Revolt”

Look out for much more news on this release over the next few months. Any media, press or dj inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

Follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @_soundparlor_

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